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Additional Resources

Our Fall Sermon Series will be a journey through empathy, understanding, and communication. Our hope is to equip our church family to be better listeners to others, even when we don't have shared experiences. 

If you would like to dive deeper into the topic of the church and racial reconciliation, we've compiled a list of additional resources to supplement our Sunday teachings. You can also find information on next steps as we practice lament, both individually and communally.

Next Steps

WRCC Lament Project

As we walk together through a difficult season, we are practicing lament as a way to carry each other's burdens. We would love to publish a book of laments written by our congregation, so we can have a resource in times of pain and look back together at how God moved in 2020 in our congregation.

Submissions of written laments or visual art can be sent to Michelle Santiago by September 25th for inclusion in the book.

Instructions and Examples to get you started >

CU Day of Prayer

Saturday, September 26th, 1:30-2:30pm at Lincoln Square Mall

WRCC is joining with other churches in Champaign-Urbana for a prayer meeting at Lincoln Square in Urbana.

From the organizers: "We are calling everyone in Champaign-Urbana to come together, to pray and seek God's intervention in our community, nation, and world during a CU Day of Prayer."


This will be a powerful time of prayer as a community, and we hope that you can join us!

Resources for Parents and Families:


A Kid's Book about Racism

By Jelani Memory


ColorFull: Celebrating the Colors God Gave Us

By Dorena Williamson

For Preschoolers


God's Very Good Idea

By Trillia Newbell


For Early Elementary Schoolers


God Made Me and You

By Shai Linne


For Late Elementary Schoolers

Video by Veggie Tales creator Phil Vischer

Resources for Everyone:

Lament Worksheet for 8/30 sermon


Weep with Me

By Mark Vroegop


Woke Church

By Eric Mason


Oneness Embraced

By Dr. Tony Evans


Stronger Together, Weaker Apart

By Dr. Tony Evans

Video of Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, and Tim Keller, former pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City

Video of Dr. Jarvis Williams, associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on Racial Justice and Reconciliation

Conversation Groups

We’re hosting an opportunity for you to come together as a community, and converse about Randy’s teaching points in his Weep With Me series. Each of the weekly sessions will be moderated by a member of our staff or Elder Leadership Team and guidelines will be used to encourage a healthy discussion. Groups will meet for five weeks. Attend one week or come to them all!


No signup necessary, just bring your mask and come. Childcare will not be available for these events.

Zoom group 

Tuesdays, 8/25-9/22


In Person @ WRCC

Wednesdays, 8/26-9/23